HEN

A HEN (Homebrew Enabler) is a piece of software that allows you to run homebrew games and backups on your Sony PSP. The goal is similar to Half-Byte Loader but a HEN usually has more compatibility than HBL, as it has access to the Kernel functions.

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The Hen you need to download depends on the firmware of your PSP, and is independent of the model (it works on all models, 1000, 2000, 3000, and PSP Go). Click on the firmware installed on your PSP to be redirected to the appropriate download page:

If you have a firmware below 6.20, we suggest you upgrade to 6.20 or higher, and install one of the above.

Still confused? Then CFW For dummies will help you!



557 Responses

  1. GOKU says:

    FOR EVERYBODY

    I HAVE A ASK FOR ALL , EXIST A VERSION RIPED FOR EARTH DEFENSE FORCE PORTABLE BECAUSE I DON’T UNDERSTAND JAPONEESS AND I DON’T NOW HOW CHANGE THE WEAPONS … AND TO MANY OTHERS THINGS TO DO…

    OR HOW CAN I MAKE A RIP GAME FOR THE PSP…

  2. gzyboz says:

    you have to dump it from a umd using a HB

  3. Chris says:

    i wanna ask- i am on ofw 6.37 so wud d downgrader of 6.3x or 6.38 wud work on it??????
    plzzzz reply fast

    • jkff88 says:

      i was like the same situation u must upgrade to 6.38 then u can use the 6.3X Downgrader but u must know what “g” is ur psp remember 1g=1000, 2g=2000, 3g/4g=3000, 5g=PSP Go & 7g/9g=Newest’s psps, if urs are 7g/9g u can downgrade only to 6.35 if is 3g/4g u can downgrade even 6.35 or 6.20, but u must download the program that is 6.3X Downgrader v3.1 and dont forget to have that software and the OFW that u want u put…

  4. Chris says:

    @jkff88
    hey thanxxxxxxxxx…….bro it worked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  5. PAOLO says:

    why wait for the 6.37hen if you can upgrade your psp to 6.38 and downgrade it to 6.20 where you can get HEN. THAT WOULD WORK. They just released a downgrader for 6.38ofw.

  6. dankar says:

    Dear Guys,
    I have psp 3004 ver 5.7 what should i do to hack it..how can i install the HEN in it.

    please kindly help meeee…

    thanking you in advance..

    • nem0 says:

      Well there are two ways for you, first you can upgrade your firmware(FW) to 6.20 and then apply TN-HEN C or something like that or you can upgrade to 6.35 and use the signed HEN or the LCFW for that.

      For updating/upgrading the FW:
      1. Connect the PSP to the PC/Laptop/System
      2. Create a folder “UPDATE”[without the quotes, but the name should be in uppercase] inside the PSP/GAME/ folder
      3. Download the *.rar file from : http://psp.dashhacks.com/file/1855%5Bfor 6.20 OFW], http://psp.dashhacks.com/file/2036%5Bfor 6.35 OFW]
      4. extract the contents and paste them inside the UPDATE folder
      5. disconnect the PSP from the system and scroll to the game menu
      6. inside there you will find the update, connect the PSP to the AC mains supply and then start the update.

      After that download the HEN/LCFW appropriate for your updated PSP FW. Then play and enjoy. I have recently started using the LCFW.

  7. equis says:

    As long as june 16 there was yet the new 6.39 OFW, as well the new CFWs working in 6:39 FW: neur0n’s LCFW 6.39-ME (except for PSP Go), and CB & VF LCFW PRO.

  8. xxx says:

    yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy do u all update!

  9. Jorge says:

    Hello, Im Asking About. Another Hen or CFW. For PSPGo. I Dont Want PRO CFW. or TN-E. My Version Is 6.20.

    Greetings From Mexico.

    • equis says:

      You don’t want TN or PRO??? Then what do you want??? Those are the only choices for you, using a PSPGo with 6.20 FW. There is other option, neuron’s ME CFW, but casualty doesn’t apply to PSPGo.

  10. saurav says:

    is there a vsh menu for 631 pro?

    • equis says:

      You are so out of date. 6.31 PRO is not supported anymore, so my advice is to update your OFW to 6.35 or 6.39 and download one of the new CFWs: PRO or ME. They come with integrated VSH.

  11. mister munch says:

    I NEED SERIOUS HELP

    i tried IvEr PSP V5.00 English version on my psp go version 6.20 PRO B6 or 7
    permanent patch
    i turned it on and it looks like an ipod touch lock screen (its on its side and has that “slide to unlock thing) so turn the psp go around and hold the down arrow (now the right) and the thingy slides BUT THEN it tells me that there is an error and i should press start to reboot it, i reboot it AND THE SAME THING HAPPENS, i cant access usb mode to delete the files either!

    PLEASE HELP WOLOLO

    here’s my email address : Jacob.Origami@gmail.com

  12. mister munch says:

    I NEED SERIOUS HELP

    i tried IvEr PSP V5.00 English version on my psp go version 6.20 PRO B6 or 7
    permanent patch
    i turned it on and it looks like an ipod touch lock screen (its on its side and has that “slide to unlock thing) so turn the psp go around and hold the down arrow (now the right) and the thingy slides BUT THEN it tells me that there is an error and i should press start to reboot it, i reboot it AND THE SAME THING HAPPENS, i cant access usb mode to delete the files either!

    PLEASE HELP WOLOLO

    here’s my email address : Jacob.Origami@gmail.com

  13. mister munch says:

    I NEED SERIOUS HELP

    i tried IvEr PSP V5.00 English version on my psp go version 6.20 PRO B6 or 7
    permanent patch
    i turned it on and it looks like an ipod touch lock screen (its on its side and has that “slide to unlock thing) so turn the psp go around and hold the down arrow (now the right) and the thingy slides BUT THEN it tells me that there is an error and i should press start to reboot it, i reboot it AND THE SAME THING HAPPENS, i cant access usb mode to delete the files either!

    PLEASE HELP

    here’s my email address : Jacob.Origami@gmail.com

  14. mister munch says:

    woops, i posted it twice. sorry.

  15. mister munch says:

    it’s a shell, like IR shell, or arnold’s SHELL but it was released quite some time ago and it makes your psp have an ipod touch interface (you also have to hold you psp so its on it’s side and the x, o triangle and square buttons are up in the air the ceiling)
    ____
    r button here /____\ – x o square and triangle buttons here
    ll ll
    ll ll – screen here
    ll____ll
    L button here \____/ – d pad and analog stick here

    (sorry for my cruddy psp diagram)

    that is what IvEr is
    l
    \

  16. mister munch says:

    dammit it srewed up the diagram 🙁

  17. equis says:

    Yeah, I know by now, googled it. But I will tell you what is read in the readme.txt:

    “IMPORTANT READ: I made a mistake when setting archive Iver PSP folder that is named theme, which is in the dossierPSP / GAME folder to rate Iver PSP is not the right place Please save this file “theme” in the PHOTO folder of your MS, otherwise you’ll get an error at the start of the homebrew, I wanted to say again because the archive take much time, at least the upload. Thank you.”

    Also, it was common in that times a shell making changes in the flash of your PSP, I hope you didn’t screw up your console. You should have considered that before using a very old shell in a new firmware.

  18. help says:

    i downloaded the downgrader and when i ran it on my psp it said “error,updater MD5 mismatch!” what does that mean? HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. Poo says:

    Will using this over HBL show significant improvement in framerate and stability of emulators? Specifically in MAME and SNES?

  20. ahmed says:

    my psp version is 5.55 i cant update , how to update this version ? plz help me

    • equis says:

      What’s the reason you can’t update? Give all the details.
      Are you updating from 5.55 OFW? To which OFW? Which console? When searching for some help, be in the habit of give all possible information.

  21. Awwal says:

    I’v been running HEN on my 6.20 firmware.it unhackd yesterday and since then each tym i try 2 load it,my psp freezes wit the memory acess lyt staying on and pops then goes off. . .wat do i do please?

  22. javy says:

    if you run the downgrader and it gives you that mismatch error download the ofw 6.20 eboot and replace the eboot inside the update folder in the downgrader and it should work

  23. Awwal says:

    Sum1 help me please

    • war10ck says:

      Give more details like your PSP version, then what OFW[original formware] it had, and whether you have updated it or not – and also do tell me to what OFW you are trying to OFW

  24. KazTSB says:

    Hey I have a question, I have 6.37 ofw, i want 6.37 pro. I’ts a Psp Go by the way. How can I install 6.37 pro? Also I have looked every for that firmware but I cant seem to find an actual dl link. Its like they skipped it and went straight to 6.39 pro.

    • war10ck says:

      I think downgrade is your only choice…I did not find 6.37 Pro anywhere. But I am sure that it needs to downgrade – because when I got the PSP 3000, 6.37 had come out — and a downgrade came out for it. For proper downgrading see Chronoswitch v5.0 by Davee – this one can downgrade upto 6.20 in 7g/9g type of Motherboard too.

  25. chuckles@u says:

    the psp scene is dead. just face it

  26. Nick says:

    PSP Scene is alive and well! Everything has been developed 😀

    I would love some help, I have a PSP-2000 with Firmware Version 3.80 (super old!) What should I do to get the most out of it? I would love to play NES/SNES/GBA/PSX games all the time, as well as some movie playing. Since I have a nice fully moddable PSP on my hands here, I am hesitant to upgrade to 6.2 to put HEN on, but maybe that is the best? I am COMPLETELY out of the loop! What CFW should I do to get the most out of this PSP? 🙂 Thanks.

    • equis says:

      Actually, best supported OFW are 6.39 and, slowly, 6.60. Besides, there are more CFW to choose from (PRO, ME, even a TN HEN) and in some cases, those CFWs allow more flexibility to consoles like yours (but is better if you get a pandora). My advice is to upgrade to 6.39 and try one of those. Once you are comfortable, and feels need for anything more, you could update to 6.60.

  27. NICK S says:

    hello im having sum probs with my psp go ofw 6.3.0. iv been doing a itouch jailbreaking series on my youtube channel and its been a year or so since ive used this psp. i got hbl on here and i (1) cant find my five dollar games and (2) have been confused as to why the hbl worked the first time i used it and the second after the text loading process it freeses, the battery light blinks ( i have the psp at full charge btw) and the device shuts down. any help would be greatly appriceated!

    • wololo says:

      Hi Nick. First of all, please try to upgrade to 6.60 and use Pro CFW instead of HBL. HBL is now on the deprecation path, and we do not maintain it anymore. You can find information on how to install the latest CFW on your psp Go here. The process is risk-free.
      About your 5 dollar games, are you talking about official PSP games? In that case I would suggest you re-download them from the PSN, either with your PSP, or using Media go. HBL has nothing to do with this.

      • NICK S says:

        ok like psp hackerz im trying to run go tube. i however have access to a computer. when i put the update on it the psp told me to press O and restore to factory settings. the update wasnt on there after this happened. help me pppplllllzzzzz! 🙂

  28. NICK S says:

    psp hackerz and i are freinds but the diff is he is the developer 4 my website. he also is in college and i am out of it so i always mock him 4 that 😛 . so just a quick littile fact

  29. exodiac47 says:

    i ot a psp 2000 on 6.20 every time i try to use tn-e it turns off i even tried using hbl to make it work but i just brings me to the xmb menu. what do i do?

  30. obsession says:

    hey, sorry to sound like a noob but my psp system software im using (5.00 m33-4) and for some reason it will not allow me to update at all. can someone help me cause it makes no sense

    thanks

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